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Atocha Shipwreck 4 Reale Grade 2 Potosi Mint Coin 14K Bezel Set Pendant

$ 5,700
  • Description
    Original Atocha Shipwreck coin grade 2 Potosi mint 4 Reale Assayer "Q" Philip. Complete with the original Treasure Salvors INC. certification. Signed by Mel Fisher. Fixed on a 14k solid gold bezel set pendant.

    Assayed by Augustin de la Quadra ("Q", 1613-1616) in Potosi.

    4 Reale Denomination growing increasingly rare: Most of the coins on board the Atocha were of the 8 Reale denomination. Due to their smaller size, 2 and 4 Reale coins didn't survive the shipwreck as well as the larger 8 Reale coins did.

    Grade 2 dictates that the coin was retrieved from the middle of the pack in the wreckage with less corrosion compared to Grade 3 or 4. The Potosi Mint signifies that the coin was minted in northern Peru, modern-day Bolivia.

    Coin Details:
    - Type: Atocha Coin
    - Grade: Grade 2
    - Denomination: 4 Reale
    - Reign: King Philip III of Spain
    - Mint: Potosi (P)
    - Assayer: Q (Augustin de la Quadra, 1613-1616)
    - Weight: 12.60 Grams
    - Date: Not Visible
    - Origin: LT 4290
    - Coin Metal: Silver
    - Bezel Metal: Proprietary, non-tarnishing sterling silver
    - Front-Side: Greek Cross
    - Reverse-Side: The shield of King Philip III of Spain

    Mounting Details:
    - Metal: 14K Solid Gold
    - Measurements: 2.1 x 1.5 inches
    - Bail: 6.5mm opening
    - Gross Weight: 19 Grams

    Additional Details:
    - The Coin has a moderately sized planchet and strong silver color character. The obverse is in a fair grade 2 condition. The reverse bears a visible shield with fading on the legend and a crack along the north end. Posoti mint and Assayer Q are in stunning full display.

    Atocha History:
    On September 6th, 1622, a ship named "Nuestra Señora de Atocha" (Our Woman of Spring) from the Kingdom of Spain bearing gold, gems, and other valuables to The New World capsized off the coast of Key West in Florida, sinking the treasure for hundreds of years.

    This all changed in 1969 when a team of scuba divers led by American treasure hunter Mel Fisher began searching the seabeds in the Florida Keys for the missing treasure. After an arduous expedition, a radio call went out from Fisher's son, Kane Fisher, who jubilantly exclaimed that the team had finally found the Spanish treasure.

    Amid the priceless discovery, the State of Florida's government claimed title to the shipwreck, thus commencing a legal battle that would last eight years. On 1 July 1982, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Fisher's team and awarded it the rights to the entirety of the shipwrecked treasure.

    In 2014, Nuestra Señora de Atocha was added to the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most valuable shipwreck to be recovered, as it was carrying roughly 40 tons of gold and silver and 71 lb worth of Colombian emeralds, among other artifacts.
  • More Information
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 706595
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